Arpino 2019/2020

As we all know, this year has been a challenging year for all people and places. But, for all the upheaval, we have still found times to sit back and enjoy all the positives that are around us. This year was to be the 50th year of the amazing Gonfalone festival held in August which…

Christmas ๐ŸŽ„ New year Arpino!

Arpino is a Beautiful place anytime of the year but even more so over the Christmas period. As with every other festival and event the people of Arpino pull out all the stops with great effort and community spirit; there’s something around every corner. Like this street party in Arco ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿท The main piazza, a…

Instagram: Essex to Italy

Pictures say a 1000 words so follow the journey on Instagram ๐Ÿ“ธ @campagnajosh1 Food & Drink ๐Ÿด๐Ÿท Travel โœˆ๏ธ Culture and art ๐Ÿ–ผ People and experiences ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡นโœ… Growing and learning along the way.

Follow the Story on Facebook.

As we come to the end of 2019 and head towards 2020, follow the journey from urban Essex to the Hills of Italy. From knowing nothing about my ancestors to walking the streets where they lived to buying a home and meeting new friends from all over the world. Uncovering the culture, lifestyle and looking…

Sciusciร  pool and more!

Scuiscia pool & more! Is one of the best places to relax and get some sun. This is a great place to go with friends and family for a relaxing day around the pool. The pool has a great restaurant where you and your friends can eat without having to leave, making it easy and…

Cicero 101 Meet the man.

As I prepare to return to Arpino for a well earned rest and for the Gonfalone 2019, it’s a great opportunity to introduce you to one of Arpino’s most famous residents; Marcus Tullius Cicero! Overlooking the traditional games soon to be taking place Cicero has a legacy which is another great reason to visit Arpino….

Home from home ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น

Ciao! After buying the house and completing the process, I was looking forward to spending some quality time in the house itself and relaxing. Heading over in February, I was looking forward to spending my first Winter months in Italy and Arpino. Once on our travels, we boarded the plane, took off and managed to…

2019! Essex to Italy ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น

Happy New year 2019 Thank you to everybody who has so far followed my Blog. As I spend time in Italy this year, I will be happy to share with you my experiences as they unfold and answer any questions you have about any subject to do with buying a home or spending time in…

Dining out in Arpino

Dining out in Arpino: Apart from having a great location, climate and being rich in history, Arpino has amazing food and wine! Great family restaurants, using local produce and locally produced wine is a perfect way to enjoy the evening with friends and family.  Iโ€™m still exploring the town myself so here I will share…